"I record all of my music with authentic instruments in a studio before we start editing, doing many, many versions. The music shapes the film as we edit so it has an organic relationship to the content"
- Ken Burns
About this Quote
Ken Burns, the speaker of this quote, is explaining how he produces the songs for his films. He utilizes genuine tools as well as records them in a workshop. He then makes many versions of the songs before he starts modifying the film. The songs as well as the film are intertwined, as well as the songs overviews the editing and enhancing process to produce an organic partnership between the two. Essentially, the music as well as the movie are created together in a joint as well as intentional means.
"We worked very hard to make the lyrics suit the music. I can't, like Elton John, for example, compose by lyrics. Elton has a great talent for that. Whatever you give him, including your questions, he composes in half an hour and makes a great song out of it"